(CPV) - The "Vietnam Women's Innovation Day 2013" (VWID 2013) program under the theme "Women's economic empowerment" was officially launched in Hanoi on March 13 by Vietnam Women's Union, the World Bank in Vietnam and the UN Women in Vietnam. The Women's Innovation Day aims to identify and praise women individual and groups for their innovations, and to encourage and bring into reality the innovative ideas on women's economic empowerment. It is also an opportunity for those with ideas and efforts in economic development to meet and share with each other, as well as policy makers their experience, solutions and innovations, and to network in a cooperative economy. "The Vietnam Women's Innovation Day 2013 offers us opportunities to identify women's empowerment initiatives that think "outside the box" and act beyond existing, predefined parameters and traditional interventions. Taking into account the innovations, we can improve the lives of women and girls in Vietnam and make … [Read more...] about “Vietnam Women’s Innovation Day 2013” launched
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HA NOI — The Viet Nam Women's Union yesterday called on women nationwide to bring into full play all heroic traditions to help build a stronger, more prosperous, just, democratic and civilised Viet Nam. These remarks were made at a meeting to celebrate the 100th International Women's Day. The meeting also paid homage to the 1,970th anniversary of the Hai Ba Trung (Two Trung Sisters) Uprising and the 45th anniversary of the founding of the women's war-time emulation movement, which was dubbed "ba dam dang" (three responsibilities). Exactly 1,970 years ago, the Trung Sisters led an uprising against the Han invaders to wrest independence back to the country, after it had experienced more than 200 years of foreign rule. The uprising is remembered in Viet Nam's history as a symbol of the country's national strength and patriotism. The uprising also commemorates the importance of women's role in shaping the country. The Communist Party of Viet Nam Central Committee's Secretary Ha … [Read more...] about Women’s role recognised as nation marks International Women’s Day
In an event at the White House on Monday, President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle marked International Women's Day. The president and first lady were joined by Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State, as they noted the progress women have made in the United States and around the world as well as the obstacles that continue to stand in their way. Addressing students from several Washington area schools as well as dignitaries such as African-American activist and social educator Dorothy Height, the Obamas referred to the progress women in America have made over the decades in securing their rights. Michelle Obama said the purpose of the gathering was not only to pay tribute to luminaries in the struggle for equality, but also to what she called the "quiet heroes" who, in the process of shaping America, achieved extraordinary things. "We honor the women who traveled those lonely roads to be the first ones in those court rooms, to be the first ones … [Read more...] about President Obama marks International Women’s Day
On March 6, the provincial Vietnamese Women's Union celebrated its 99th anniversary on the occasion of International Women's Day and the 1969th anniversary of Hai Ba Trung's uprising in the cultural and sports complex. The comrades: Nguyen Thi Kim Lien - Member of the provincial Standing Committee and Chairwoman of the provincial Fatherland Front Committee, Bui Ngoc Thanh - Member of the provincial Standing Committee and Head of the provincial People Mobilization work, Huynh Van Toi - Member of the provincial Standing Committee and Head of the provincial Commission for Popularization and Education and Ao Van Thinh - Vice-chairman of the provincial People's Committee attended the anniversary. An exchange get-together in the provincial Labor Federation. It is known that over the past time, the provincial Women's Union's assisting women in doing business has achieved a lot of good results. 85,000 poor women have got loans of nearly VND 230 billion to do business at home. The number … [Read more...] about Many activities were organized to welcome International Women’s Day – March 8 and Hai Ba Trung’s uprising.
“Too often marginalised, women living in rural settings face steep challenges to the exercise of their human rights, their personal development and the pursuit of their aspirations.” – Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova on Women’s Day 2012.Rural households headed by women are among the most vulnerable of the world’s 1.4 billion people living in extreme poverty in developing countries. Women and girls constitute 60 percent of people suffering from chronic hunger worldwide. From a new atlas highlighting educational challenges for women, to efforts to empower women journalists, and a partnership with Procter and Gamble for girl’s education in Senegal, UNESCO will celebrate the hopes and dreams of women worldwide on International Women’s Day this March 8th. New data to be released this Women’s Day in a free interactive atlas highlight the educational challenges women face worldwide, but especially in rural communities. In … [Read more...] about Celebrating International Women’s Day 2012: UNESCO’s efforts for rural women